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World Drive Magic Kingdom Intersection Re-Design

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, May 11, 2016.

  1. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Premium Member

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    A permit was filed with the South Florida Water Management District yesterday for improvements to the intersection of World Drive and the MK entrance.

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  2. djkidkaz

    djkidkaz Well-Known Member

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    Weren't they supposed to do some road changes coming from the north built on land that was opened up after the petty speedway closed? I remember reading something about changes to the parking fee booths.
     
  3. yellowb

    yellowb Active Member

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    The way I'm reading it, the buses will no longer need to cut in front of the TTC to get out of the MK, and MK resort guests will no longer need to go through the MK parking entrance.
     
  4. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Looks like this might be the first part of a larger project. You can see the new ramp coming off of World Drive in this plan which just ends on the old speedway land.

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    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    Just put more monorails in, that would solve all the problems :)
     
  6. GhostHost1000

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    THANK GOD - that is insane
     
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    P_Radden Premium Member

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    My prediction is that we eventually will get a new TTC located where the speedway was. And IF they were ever do some sort of monorail expansion, the new TTC would have to be completed first to accommodate a new monorail line. Pure speculation.
     
  8. GhostHost1000

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    great find... and thanks for the info

    that is very interesting indeed
     
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  9. GhostHost1000

    GhostHost1000 Well-Known Member

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    that is an interesting thought... and would make good sense... all up until the price tag unfortunately... but I like the idea

    I really hope that some of their latest WDW disasters will wake some people up and get more plans and construction underway... EVERYWHERE
     
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    Long overdue. So I guess 2017-2018 is going to be the Year of a Million Flyovers! Lots of roadwork upcoming but all of it necessary improvements...
     
  11. Brad Bishop

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    That makes so much more sense than having to cut across the North end of the parking lot.

    That whole area with the parking lot toll booths and the continuation of World Drive to the North always seemed dumb to me. I could understand them not having flyovers in the beginning but putting the toll booths on the way to your hotels? How did that ever make sense?
     
  12. matt9112

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    Some of the ideas are neat I like the idea of revamping the TTC but moving it this far back would have me wondering what happens to ferry. One could argue those are unnecessary cost but the monorail as it stands couldn't make up for capacity and what happens when the beam goes down? I could see them switching to a bus/monorail but again why? Without any real info my guess would be that they want to move the toll booths over so to park at MK you are veering to the left and buses and resort ect will veer right off an "exit"
     
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  13. GhostHost1000

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    ah :facepalm: forgot about the ferry
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    It's about time. I mentioned this a few years ago.

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  15. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    No worrys however I do think the TTC as a whOle needs to be redone to increase capacity and theme.
     
  16. P_Radden

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    Good point!

    Well, even if they did ever build a new TTC further south near the speedway, they would probably still retain the ferries for Magic Kingdom guests to get to the parking lot.
     
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  17. GhostHost1000

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    Good point.
     
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    They recently renumbered the parking lot. Wonder if thats in prep for this somehow

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    This is so long overdue and a huge improvement.
     
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    This coming out of the budget slated for Epcot?
     
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